About LIZ FREEMAN
Liz Freeman came to the Naples Daily News in 1994 when she was 10, just kidding but don't do the math.
I moved to Naples after spending time in Fort Myers and Sarasota with a stint in between in Gainesville. I went to the University of Florida's journalism school, earning the bachelor of science degree as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I stayed in Gainesville for a while working at UF's Health Science Center doing medical reporting for the College of Medicine and other graduate schools in medical-related fields. That's where I got my interest in medical and health reporting.
In a previous life, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and political science from the Hobart & William Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The liberal arts colleges are located in the Finger Lakes region where snow was more common than the warm sun. Somehow, that experience played a role in my migration to Florida.
Pain pill alternatives offered by Naples clinic to help uninsured
Published 03/03/2014 at 6:27 a.m.
Neighborhood Health Clinic near downtown Naples conducts physical therapy classes to give patients real-life tips for managing their chronic pain. Several volunteer physicians provide cortisone and epidural injections for pain relief.
NerdWallet: Obamacare benefits Collier, Alachua counties most in Florida
Published 03/02/2014 at 6:17 p.m.
Collier County ranks second among Florida counties that stand to benefit the most from the Affordable Care Act, a consumer research group says.
Hundreds to learn about better living at Women's Health Forum
Published 02/28/2014 at 6:30 a.m.
More than two dozen physicians will share the latest in the respective fields at the sixth annual Women's Health Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Naples.
Three philanthropists chosen for Collier community awards
Published 02/27/2014 at 5:30 a.m.
The Community Foundation of Collier County at its annual "Celebration of Philanthropy" event Friday will recognize philanthropy by an individual, a nonprofit organization and a business.
Dental visits to Collier, Lee ERs total $4.6 million in annual charges
Updated 02/26/2014 at 7:21 p.m.
A study by Florida Public Health Institute shows more than 139,000 Florida residents sought treatment for dental problems at hospital emergency rooms which added $141 million in charges in 2012, according to findings released Wednesday.
Researcher to talk about vitamin benefits to fight macular degeneration
Published 02/21/2014 at 6:22 a.m.
A researcher whose study of how someone’s genetic composition and vitamin therapy may slow the progression of macular degeneration is scheduled to speak Saturday in Southwest Florida.
Big financial boost to Golisano hospital is goal of weekend wine festival
Published 02/21/2014 at 5:57 a.m.
A dozen miles from the south Fort Myers site of the future 128-bed Golisano Children's of Southwest Florida, more than 300 supporters will gather to raise toasts, enthusiasm and money for the project at the 6th Southwest Florida Wine & ...
Regional seminar on slowing progression of macular degeneration set for Saturday
Published 02/20/2014 at noon
A researcher whose study of how someone’s genetic composition and vitamin therapy may slow the progression of macular degeneration will be speaking in Southwest Florida on Saturday.
Arthrex breaks ground on new manufacturing building
Updated 02/19/2014 at 6:55 p.m.
Arthrex, the international medical device manufacturing company headquartered in North Naples, is planning a 54,000-square-foot new building at its current manufacturing complex off Oil Well Road
Region's hospitals stepping up ways for patients to digitally access records
Published 02/19/2014 at 6:10 a.m.
Lee Memorial has unveiled MyChart App for mobile. Iit is limited now to records from doctors but will be expanding to hospital records at some time. The app allows patients to request prescription refills and schedule/cancel doctor's appointments.
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